SOUTHERN COLORADO — This blog will be updated periodically with the forecast and impacts of severe weather on May 16, 2021.
8:55 p.m. | Severe Thunderstorm Watches have been canceled this evening as the severe weather threat has come to an end.
6:37 p.m. | Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until at least 6:45 p.m. for southeastern El Paso County and northeastern Pueblo County.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 6:45 pm for southeastern El Paso and northeastern Pueblo counties. This nearly stationary storm is producing quarter size hail and 60 mph gusts. #cowx pic.twitter.com/lk2U4a9T30— Alan Rose (@AlanRoseWX) May 17, 2021
5:35 p.m. | A landspout tornado happened near the border of northwest Crowley County and southwest Linclon County.
Amazing photo of today's landspout tornado near the border of northwest Crowley County and southwest Lincoln County. Thankfully a rural area, with no reports of damage.— Alan Rose (@AlanRoseWX) May 16, 2021
📸: Jean Meinzer pic.twitter.com/c2tvMV2PAK
5:20 p.m. | Hail and flooding are now blocking roads in Pueblo
5:05 p.m. | Major flooding in Pueblo by Troy and Highway 50.
MAJOR FLOODING IN PUEBLO: Check out the impact of this storm, this is by Troy and Highway 50 by CSU Pueblo, there is a lot of flooding. Some drivers are taking their chances with these flooded areas. Also, some drivers are waiting out the storm beneath the underpass. @KOAA pic.twitter.com/AgPFkPDDxC— Carl Winder KOAA (@CWinderKOAA) May 16, 2021
5:00 p.m. | New Tornado warning associated with storm just west of Wild Horse Point.
Same storm that put down a tornado earlier has a new Tornado Warning associated with it. Doppler Radar indicated at this point. Located 9 miles west of Wild Horse Point and moving SE at 15 mph. #cowx pic.twitter.com/80kDpax8ch— Alan Rose (@AlanRoseWX) May 16, 2021
4:50 p.m. | Hail storm near CSU Pueblo, our photojournalist caught some of the hail hitting his vehicle.
BIG HAIL STORM IN PUEBLO: There is a big hail storm near @CSUPueblo right now. It looks like quarter sized hail coming down. As you can hear, it is pelting my vehicle right now. @KOAA pic.twitter.com/2wVM27aoe7— Carl Winder KOAA (@CWinderKOAA) May 16, 2021
4:25 p.m. | Tornado Warning in Crowley County, CO
Observed tornado in Crowley county https://t.co/UIJCUbpO54— Alex O'Brien (@WXAlexOBrien) May 16, 2021
3:50 p.m. | Avoid Highway 160 and I-25 through Walsenburg. Golf ball size and 60 mph wind gusts are likely.
3:30 p.m. | Flash Flood warning and Severe Thunderstorm Warning heading toward La Veta
Heads up La Veta! This nasty storm cell has prompted both a Flash Flood Warning & Severe Thunderstorm Warning, and is slowly moving in your direction. Storm is putting down quarter size hail, heavy rain and 60 mph gusts. #cowx pic.twitter.com/sfrAGKXyBb— Alan Rose (@AlanRoseWX) May 16, 2021
3:15 p.m. | Two storms capable of heavy rainfall and hail in Pueblo County.
3:10 p.m. | Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for the southern I-25 corridor.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for the southern I-25 corridor, lower Arkansas River Valley and SE Plains of Colorado. Gusty winds, flash flooding and hail up to 1" in diameter will be possible. #cowx pic.twitter.com/znZryWB80P— Alan Rose (@AlanRoseWX) May 16, 2021
3:00 p.m. | Heavy rainfall over the Spring Fire Burn Scar has prompted a Flash Flood Warning. Ongoing threats may include mud/debris flows, flash flooding, fast moving water, and swollen creeks and streams.
A slow moving storm over the Spring Burn Scar has prompted a Flash Flood Warning. Doppler Radar is estimating up to 1" of rain has already fallen in this area. Creeks and drainage areas may become swollen with water. #cowx pic.twitter.com/dmGb5Gvtka— Alan Rose (@AlanRoseWX) May 16, 2021
2:57 p.m. | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 3:30 p.m. for this slow-moving storm over parts of Las Animas & Baca counties.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for parts of Las Animas & Baca counties. Storm will be capable of putting down very heavy rain and half dollar size hail as it drifts north at 5 mph. #cowx pic.twitter.com/PeFax7oloD— Alan Rose (@AlanRoseWX) May 16, 2021
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